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  1. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were 12

    Jacksonville: 6 penalties for 98 yards New England: 1 penalty for 10 yards And no, the Patriots were not some incredibly disciplined team today. They got away with blatant PI at least twice.
  2. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were 12

    I wouldn't say it was "shady," but their playcalling down the stretch was absolutely a gift to the Patriots. So was Russell Wilson's interception. Don't really see how it can be argued otherwise.
  3. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were 12

    Yeah, sure. If they can't even lose when they're down 28-3, they're never losing another Super Bowl in this era.
  4. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were 12

    I got to that point last year when the Falcons gifted them a championship, after the Seahawks had previously gifted them a championship. Why bother getting your hopes up?
  5. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were 12

    We already watched it. The Patriots won.
  6. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were 12

    Let's be real: it's pretty much over. You don't come back from handing the Patriots a touchdown with stupid penalties, then not even trying to score to end the half in Foxboro. I'd love to be wrong, but I think we all know how the second half is about to go.
  7. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were 12

    I honestly would have preferred the Jaguars getting blown out from the start instead of teasing us with false hope.
  8. NCAA Basketball 2017-18 New Uniforms

    What a horribly designed wordmark. You'd think they were called the "Aggties."
  9. SEC East Georgia Georgia's look is based on their old basketball uniforms, which I greatly prefer to their current "Bulldog Bold" identity. Georgia happens to be a school that can pull off the Oregon-style mix-and-match approach while still being traditional - throughout their history, they've already worn silver and black helmets, black jerseys, and red and black pants. I worked all of those elements in together while also giving them some striping consistency. Florida The only change for Florida is consistent striping on the white helmets and orange jerseys. South Carolina The Gamecocks get a new look based around the striping from their 1983-88 helmets. Admittedly, this is a busy striping design, but it's a unique one that they can own - unlike their current two-tone stripes that are reminiscent of Ole Miss' pants. Kentucky UK's current uniforms are pretty good, but I wanted to bring them closer to their basketball uniforms. Missouri I'm not a huge fan of Mizzou's current identity. I think they had the right idea with the two-tone sleeve trim from their previous uniforms, but the piping and panels ruined it. I decided to focus on that element and base the uniform around it. Instead of using their current awkward custom font, I brought back one of their old wordmarks and used a number font that would match it. Tennessee Not much changes for the Vols. I decided to go with orange facemasks on the helmets because I liked the way it looked. I also gave them a brand new road alternate inspired by the road uniforms of the Condredge Holloway era. Instead of black outlines on the numbers, I decided to work in some of the powder blue typically used by the Lady Vols. Vanderbilt Vanderbilt gets a striping design based on the Commodore naval insignia.
  10. Lights Out's NCAA Football: Independents

    Independents Notre Dame Not much changes with the Irish, though they do get gold facemasks instead of gray, and a green alternate that echoes their basketball team's green uniforms. Army Army gets a modernized version of the uniforms Doc Blanchard wore, with consistent striping and a BFBS alternate combo. UMass UMass gets an updated version of the uniforms they wore for their national championship in 1998. BYU I really like BYU's 2004 uniforms, but I also like their bright royal blue alternates - so I decided to mix the two together. For an alternate look, they get a tweaked version of their national championship-era uniforms with consistent striping.
  11. Unused Logos and Uniforms

    Very strange Timberwolves prototype from eBay... it features the Rev30 fabric, the old tree-trimmed collars and use of green, and a weird take on their side striping from that era.
  12. Unused Logos and Uniforms

    The sleeves and GFGS ruin it.
  13. Unused Logos and Uniforms

    Crossposted from the NBA Changes thread:
  14. Lights Out's NCAA Football: Independents

    Typically, on football jerseys, the numbers on the back are taller and more condensed than the numbers on the front. I was going for that with fonts that match the block N on the helmets.
  15. I guess I'm the only one who doesn't like the Duke template on anyone except Duke. It was ruined for me when it became the basketball equivalent of the Denver Broncos template, overused by so many teams for so long.
  16. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were 12

    Should have gone for two just because the Saints were being dicks and taking forever to get back on the field.
  17. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were 12

    The Patriots just won the Super Bowl.
  18. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were 12

    That might have been a worse individual call, but the cumulative impact of the biased officiating felt a lot more apparent in Pats/Titans than it is today. We're talking about two really crappy calls (including the taunting call) vs. a steady stream of ticky-tack bull :censored:.
  19. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were 12

    It's been bad, but no, the Pats/Titans game was a lot worse.
  20. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were 12

    I would 1000% rather sit through the Bortles vs. Keenum/Foles matchup than watch the Patriots ruin another Super Bowl.
  21. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were 12

    Again, it's hard to believe the league can't understand why its ratings are down. Call the games fairly, stop gifting wins to the same two teams all the time, and people will start tuning in again.
  22. Lights Out's NCAA Football: Independents

    B1G West Wisconsin The flying W on the helmets has been replaced by the old '90s badger logo, which (IMO) looks a lot better, especially on a football helmet. The jerseys have been tweaked to avoid the Nebraska comparisons, with shadow stripes on the shoulders instead of a two-stripe pattern on the sleeves. Northwestern The Wildcats' regular homes and roads are inspired by their basketball uniforms, which feature only purple and white and look great. The fonts have been changed to match their primary logo better. For an alternate look, Northwestern gets a new take on their BFBS "Gothic" uniforms. Iowa Iowa gets a simplified version of their Steelers-ripoff striping pattern and striping consistency. Purdue Purdue essentially gets their mid-2000s uniforms back, albeit with more consistent striping. Nebraska Not much changes with Nebraska's classic look. The Huskers do get an all-black alternate to honor the Blackshirts. Minnesota The Golden Gophers finally get an identity that focuses on gold over maroon. They also get a striping pattern that matches their logo. Additionally, the numbers on the front, back, and sleeves of the jerseys get double outlines to match their logo. Illinois The Illini get a whole new look built around the zig-zag striping from their old basketball uniforms. This is a Concepts forum cliché at this point, but that's for a reason: it just looks good.
  23. Lights Out's NCAA Football: Independents

    B1G East Ohio State The Buckeyes' regular look gets some striping consistency. As an alternate look, they get a throwback to the Eddie George era, complete with the giant numbers. They also switch from Nike to the LeBron brand, much like Michigan switched to Jordan Brand. Michigan State Not much changes with the Spartans' look other than an updated logo and some striping inspired by the basketball team's uniforms. Penn State Penn State gets a few minor changes to their normal home and road look. First and foremost, the contrasting collar and sleeve trim returns. I've always thought ditching those elements was a poor decision - it turned what used to be a classy look into glorified practice gear. The number font changes to match their fauxbacks from this season and their new wordmark. Most notably, the Lion Ambassadors' logo (which also used to be their primary athletic logo) appears on the collars. I think it looks better than the logo they use now. Finally, the Nittany Lions get a fauxback to their old pink and black color scheme. Michigan Michigan gets wing-inspired collars on the jerseys and some blue pants to go with the maize alternate. Otherwise, not much changes for them. Rutgers I liked their final Nike-era uniform set, so I tried to translate it as faithfully as possible to an Adidas template. I also put their knight logo on the helmet since it looks so much better (IMO) than a generic block R. Indiana Indiana's regular home and roads are inspired by their classic basketball uniforms. Their alternates are inspired by the basketball team's iconic "candy-striped" warmup pants. Maryland The terps love their Maryland flag-inspired designs, so I didn't stray too far from that. Just tried to clean up their uniforms a bit so they don't look so over the top.